The New SONY RXO II Travel Camera

The New SONY RXO II Travel Camera

The RXO II is being touted as Sony’s smallest and most lightweight premium camera offering, seeking to challenge the likes of GoPro and similar action-orientated camera manufacturers.

At just 4.65 ounces, this minimalist (2.3″ x 1.6″ x 1.4″) capture device attributes its stunning photo and video quality to its luxurious Zeiss-helmed 24mm f/4 lens, coupled with the brand’s 15.3-megapixel Exmor RS sensor and BIONZ X image processor.

It features a tiltable LCD screen that allows for intuitive use during high- and low-angle shooting, as well as in-body image stabilization, a shock, water, and dustproof body, and an ISO sensitivity of 80-12,800. 

More info here


The Optimist Coin

The Optimist Coin

It was Richard Branson, the business magnate and founder of the Virgin Group, who said, “I have enjoyed life a lot more by saying ‘yes’ than by saying ‘no.’” We like that. Instead of turning down opportunities, why not start taking them?

If you need a reminder to do so, consider carrying the Optimist Coin wherever you go. Then, when the need to make a decision presents itself, you’ll know just what to say. Impromptu adventure? Yes. Spur of the moment cocktails? Yup. The hot sauce with radioactive symbols on it? Let’s. Do. It.

The Optimist Coin is the secret to a lifetime of wild adventures and new experiences.

Sold Via Cool Material Here. 


Hand Crafted Outdoor Sauna

Hand Crafted Outdoor Sauna

An Estonian company by the name of Iglucraft are the ones behind the bespoke saunas (and cabins) popping up on Instagram. 

These rustic dwellings pull large inspiration from their cold-weather counterparts, utilizing a number of classic construction types like old-style shingles, wooden architecture, and domed designs. Each sauna is equipped with a heater of your choice, benches, LED lights and stones for the heater.

The saunas come in single, double or triple size and can be shipped all over the world.

More info: Here


The New Kudo Grill

The New Kudo Grill

The Kudo Grill is an innovative outdoor cooking system that lets you smoke, grill, and stir-fry a whole meal over a single roaring wood fire. The highly versatile grilling system consists of a multifunctional grill, griddle, and fire pit combined, allowing a user to cook pretty much anything they can think of. It features a grate system that is anchored by elevation bars on either side of the grill. Simply raise and lower to control heat level and intensity. Constructed from heavy gauge steel, the Kudu Grill is quick to assemble, easy to operate, and damn tough for all your late evening, summertime cookout needs.

Cost: $425

Buy here.

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The Cabin Porn Coffee Table Book You Need

The Cabin Porn Coffee Table Book You Need

“What’s surprised me about this book is how moving it is. It’s sweet to look at beautiful photos of woodsy cabins; it’s calming and the pictures are lovely. But the stories about the work behind the cabins — that’s the magic.”   — Powell’s

Over the past six years, three friends have collected photos and stories of more than 12,000 cabins handmade by people using whatever they could find near places that mean something special to them. This book contains more than 200 cabins handpicked from our archives for your inspiration, as well as ten special stories and photo collections.

The three guys behind the book include; Zach Klein; an entrepreneur who co-founded and designed Vimeo — one of the most popular websites in the world.  He is the CEO of DIY, a service to help kids learn any skill. He lives in San Francisco, and regularly travels to Beaver Brook where Cabin Porn began. Steven Leckart is a correspondent at Wired Magazine and a National Magazine Award finalist and Noah Kalina is a photographer living in New York.

Click here to purchase.


Snow Volleyball Is Happening This Weekend In St. Anton (12-14 April)

The 5th edition of the Snow Volleyball-European Tour will take place from 12th to 14th April 2019 at the Rendlbahn mountain station. 32 international volleyball teams (16 women and 16 men) compete for the victory in the final of the tour. 

Check out the video below.

https://youtu.be/rPpGVdgHBH4


5 Celebrities To Look Out For In Verbier, Switzerland

5 Celebrities To Look Out For In Verbier, Switzerland.

Verbier really is the crème de la crème in the skiing world.

It has this magic amalgamation of après, village culture, snow conditions and terrain that make people want to flock to it, including celebrities.

It’s been a hot spot for tourists dating back to the early 1900’s. In the 1960’s, it was frequented by lifestyle photographer Slim Aarons who is famously known for ‘capturing fabulous people doing fabulous things’. And there are still plenty of fabulous people you can spot in the resort today.

If you are in Verbier or plan on visiting, keep a look out for these 5 celebs who have been regularly spotted around the place;

1. JAMES BLUNT

James Blunt is #1 on the list for a reason. He’s earned the title of ‘local’ as he spends most of his year in Verbier.

The singer/songwriter owns his own chalet in the town, as well as co-owning the fantastic mountain restaurant Le Vache with England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio and superbike racer Carl Foggarty. It can be found at the Attelas chair life (2,727m).

He even has a lift named after him and Verbier have given him a ski pass for life! (Fun Fact: Diana Ross also has a chairlift named after her!).

2. RICHARD BRANSON

The down to earth and loveable Virgin founder and billionaire Richard Branson is such a fan of Verbier that he has also bought his very own high-end luxury retreat called, The Lodge.

He visits regularly with his family, business associates and celebrity friends (including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jude Law, and even Barack Obama) and is often spotted often around the village and on the slopes.

Being the business wiz that he is, he’s set the ‘The Lodge’ up as a ‘hotel’ for busy weeks during season, so it is open to the public to enjoy too. Madonna and family stayed in the chalet back in 2017. Depending on the week, you can book the entire chalet or just a room. Prices start at around £2550 per room for three nights.

3. BEAR GRYLS

British adventurer and TV personality Bear Grylls is another celebrity who owns his own chalet in Verbier and is known to reside in the resort for much of the season with his family and friends.

The adrenalin junkie is known to love the backcountry skiing available in Verbier and is very competent at it, tackling

4. ED SHEERAN

Ed Sheeran is another singer/songwriter who loves the slopes, although he has not committed to owning his owning chalet just yet. Ed Sheeran was first introduced to Verbier through his friend James Blunt and since has returned with his wife Cherry Seaborn.

5. Pixie Lott

UK popstar, Pixie Lott is also a frequent visitor to Verbier, often staying in the luxury W-Hotel with boyfriend and model Oliver Cheshire.

Often seen out on the slopes in her signature white ski-outfit, she’s a lover of the mountain après and Verbier nightlife. 


The 18K Gold Watch Designed For International Jet-setters 

The 18K Gold Watch Designed For International Jet-setters 

From the Wall Street timepiece collector to the jet-setting businessman, this watch is one to hit ‘favourite’ on.

It includes everything you could expect when purchasing a timepiece including a in-house shock-resistant automatic 3285 movement, 70-hour power reserve, Oyster bracelet, and a 24-hour bidirectional rotatable Pepsi bezel so you can adapt to your new time zone easily. So, if you are bouncing around the globe, you can always glance down to check the time back home.

What makes this Rolex a cut above the rest is the mix of materials to make the face. It used a mix of 18k gold and meteorite to create a stunning masterpiece.

How much will it set you back? The watch is AUS$51,000 and available to snoop or buy here.


The Fusalp Levanne Ski Jacket

The Fusalp Levanne Ski Jacket

Fusalp has been one of our favourite women’s brands for a while now. We love the tight, well-fitted feminine styles that are pretty hard to come by on the ski market.  It was actually this ‘tightness’ of pants that brought two tailors from Annecy together. They wanted to create a skin-tight ‘fuseau’ stirrup pants that allowed women to feel beautiful on the slopes, whilst keeping warm.

One of our favourite looks from this season was the Fulsalp Levanne Ski Jacket & Tipi II Ski Pants. Our founder, @lucindapikkat took the outfit for a spin in Val d’Isère and shared her thoughts;

“The outfit is REALLY well fitted which is exactly what I wanted. I loved the cut and colour and instantly felt ‘special’ in it but I have struggled finding a brand that can fuse fashion and performance, so I was excited to try the outfit out for a full week of skiing to see if I would be stand the test of time and mountain terrain! The jacket is made of softshell and has total stretch, so movement & comfort was great – I was really impressed. I also love that the collar is made of detachable faux rabbit fur, so you can remove for heavy snow days.”

Check out the Fusalp Womens Collection here.


Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

Bourbon Barrel Aged Coffee

You love bourbon. You love coffee. You love beer. It should therefore come as no surprise that you love all those things when they’re combined.

You can now get seasonal whiskey-aged coffee in a specialty glass bottles.

The result? A gorgeous, handcrafted coffee with notes of vanilla, caramel, and oak.

Price? $35 and available here


Take A Look Inside Justin Bieber’s Favourite Ski Chalet

Take A Look Inside Justin Bieber’s Favourite Ski Chalet 

It’s been known for a while that Justin Bieber is a BIG fan of Park City. We get it, we are too.  He visits regularly, bringing along a huge posse of fellow snowboarders and power-phenes.

 

The Park City chalet he usually rents is now up for sale for $14million.

 

Whether you have any intention of buying it or not, there is something fascinating about having a snoop inside the homes of where celebs have been… seeing where they would make their breakfast cook up before hitting the slopes or where they would enjoy their après ski/post ski jacuzzi.

The chalet has also been frequented by Taylor Swift, Larry King, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, according to Concierge Auctions.

The 4.63-acre ski-in and ski-out property is located in The Colony at White Pine Canyon and for anyone who wants to do some googling the address is 72 White Pine Canyon Road.

 

There is a ski run that goes right past the letter box, so if you are around the joint you can go have a geez yourself…

 

The main house weighs in at 16,263 square feet and includes a 1,664-square-foot guest house. It has 360-degree ski resort views, 9 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms, there are multiple offices, theatre room, multiple family rooms and a gourmet kitchen.

 

Pictures Below.


Salt & Stone Natural Deodorant

There are a lot of cheap and nasty products in the aluminium deodorant's. So have found our favourite one to travel with.

This salt and stone deodorant is an all natural, aluminium-free, unisex deodorant formulated with an herbal blend of Lavender, Sage and Rosemary essential oils to neutralise odour.

Key Ingredients:

  • Arrowroot: superior moisture absorber
  • Shea Butter: soothes and hydrates
  • Jojoba Oil: natural antibacterial that neutralizes odor, anti-inflammatory to soothe sensitive underarm skin
  • Lavender and Sage Essential Oils: natural antibacterial that neutralises odour

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A New Ski Boot On The Market Worth Considering

A new boot is entering the North American market this year with a revolutionary ski boot. The Ecorce 01 created by Bootmaker Dahu is made from Italian leather, and aircraft-grade aluminium. It is composed of a lace-up liner boot that is waterproof with rubber soles and PrimaLoft insulation that can be worn as an apres ski boot.

Also, when it’s time to hit the slopes, the Grilamid shell opens up wide enough for you to step right in. The Ecorce 01 promises a pain-free ski experience that will bring joy to every step of your day.

MORE HERE.


Plan Your Next Road Trip With A Eriba Touring 820 Caravan

Plan Your Next Road Trip With A Eriba Touring 820 Caravan

The Eriba Touring 820 Caravan is worth a glance should you be on the prowl for something of the sort, particularly if quality, design and versatility are somethings you can’t do without.

Be warned though, this is no small caravan, it’s 28-foot long so big enough to comfortably accommodate a party of 4, with a couple of longitudinal V-beds at the rear and a couple of others at the convertible dining room. Built using a steel cage with Eriba quality ensured, its sleek retro look is achieved by the two toned aluminium panels. It is also present inside with its yacht like wood furniture, the whole set has quality stamped all over.
The modern touch is ensured with its smart management system that you may manage on its main monitor or a smartphone app, dim the light or control temperature just to name a few. Leather upholstery is standard and reinforces its luxurious mood. With a fixed sun roof of 6.6 feet high you do feel space and light like no other.
MORE INFO HERE.


We Want This Rustic Wood Basketball Hoop

This basketball hoop doesn't just look really cool it's been made from sustainably forested lumber.

Each hoop has a backboard that’s constructed with 100% sustainable forested lumber and are available from AMAZON.

Perfect for shooting some threes across your office or playroom...

BUY here from AMAZON.

Norway's PAN Treetop Cabins

"The Pan treetop cabin is the cultivated house that strangely stands alone, surrounded by the mythology of the forest.The cabins have a muted exterior in the woods yet they have a glowing, warm, snug and safe interior. "

- Espen Surnevik, architect

With a bird's eye view over Norway´s beautiful Finnskogen forest, this treetop cabin is the perfect place for tourists who want to escape the rat race and reconnect with nature and themselves. Pan treetop cabins are located at Finnskogen, about a two-hours drive away from Oslo and Gardermoen. If you come from Hamar or Kongsvinger it will take you an hour to drive here and if you go from Värmland, Sweden it takes you around 20 minutes to get here.

They stay isn't too 'hippy, alternate', more a quiet place in the forest where you can experience traditional Normal food and extraordinary animal life. A stay in comfortable - with 40 sqm cabins that can fit up to 6 people and are suitable for families of all ages, groups of friends and all travellers with the desire to experience the real Norwegian wilderness.

MORE here.


Catch Your Own Private Jet To Your Next Ski Trip

Catch Your Own Private Jet To Your Next Ski Trip

So you are heading to the French Alps. You can picture the mountains and the feeling of your ski’s beneath you. The only thing in between you and the fresh powder is  that tedious flight and transfers getting there.

Well imagine this for a second…

YOU are able to decide when YOU want to fly, anytime YOU want, 24/7. YOU can arrange for any airports to be opened out of hours and permits to be granted in record breaking time. YOU can have an on-demand masseuse and have your legs rubbed down before your big week of skiing and personal chef on your flight, making a replica of a McDonalds Big Mac because that’s exactly what YOU felt like…

This is all sounding too good to be true you might ask? Nope, we are still going…

You get dropped to the door of your chalet where you can be well rested. The next morning you are greeting by your ski tour guide, waiting in your own private helicopter. You can then access any part of the Swiss Alps that you want too. Whenever you want to leave the helicopter is waiting for you to take you to lunch. 

How on earth is this possible?

There is a private jet company, Vimana Private Jets that is just as into skiing as we are and wants to make this happen for you.

Well, firstly Vimana Private Jets are independent broker’s and have access to over 5000 aircraft worldwide, allowing them to match clients’ needs and demands. They hold the relationships with the airports allowing them to virtually achieve the ‘impossible’ with any on -demand or last-minute requests. But what really makes it possible is the passion this company has for skiing and understanding that offering this kind of service would be making many dreams come true and a truly special and memorable experience.

Yes ok, this sounds epic but it’s obviously way too pricey…?

We understand the skiing culture and sport is already an expensive one and really mainly for people with privilege to enjoy it (we should all thank our lucky stars we get to enjoy it). So, even within that small group of people there is an even smaller group that could possibly consider an open like this.

The costs does depend on a lot of varying factors but if you are interested get in touch here.


The St Moritz Snow Polo Is On This Weekend

Celebrating it’s 35th year in action, St. Moritz will be expecting approximately 1000 people gathered around the towns frozen lake to watch one of the most glamorous sporting events in the world, Snow Polo.

St. Moritz is the birth place of Snow Polo, with the very first tournament being played in 1985. Since then, it has become a worldwide trend. Nowadays, polo on snow is played across the globe from Aspen in the US and Cortina in Italy to Tianjin in China.

Still, the St. Moritz original remains the most prestigious polo tournament on snow fetching the highest prize money. Competition is fierce, with four teams competing for the highly coveted Cartier Trophy.

The sport is fierce with British tradition, elegance, speed and spirit. The attention is split between the players and spectators with the sidelines full of fur, designer bags, oversized glasses and plenty of champagne.

MORE INFO & TICKETS ARE SOLD HERE

25-26 JAN, 2019. ST MORITZ LAKE

TICKETS START FROM APPROX $1000

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XE99Am60dSA